The Special Alcohol Fund will be dishing out way less money in years to come. Needs get higher as our city expands. Money gets tighter as our spending reduces. More needs less money.
UFM should NOT be cut out of funding. Have you visited them to know what they truly do? GREAT program. Boys and Girls club is at capacity so where do these kids go? You do know the type of kids that go to UFM for help right?
I challenge you to come to a SSAB meeting or Special Alcohol meeting and learn about the groups that receive money. HEAR the stories before you make a judgement on their funding. The money allocated pays salaries or wages to help our youth and adult population. Gives right back to the city. Unfortunately the Alcohol committee which I am on doesn’t meet again till February. The scholarship program the CITY CUT from UFM (WHICH UFM MANAGED FOR FREE (I believe is what I was told)) helped sponsor kids to go swim with the marlins and other athletic or club organization that took a lot of money to join. Not anymore.
WYNN—What is the city doing with the old fire station on Anderson?
Sorry to break my rule on not posting on this new crappy site. I realize I have mentioned using real names at one point but understand the real use nicknames. People can not feel comfortable on any website anymore criticizing our city and its politics with out everyone knowing. Its sad that one cant voice an opinion without everyone pointing fingers at someone.
If I created a FORUM that was entirely similar to the old site that was geared towards community involvement would anyone use it? I would pay the cost and manage it myself. I currently have a few sites with hosting capabilities and have one more website I could publish without incurring anymore costs.
I mean does anyone actually get on here to read the mercury or to just view what people are writing? How many of you are ONLINE SUBSCRIBERS? I assumed that is more popular for out of state folk.